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<br /> AUTISM<br /> ADVOCATE<br /> FALL/WINTER 2015 VOL. 65 NO. 2 WWW.AUTISM-SOCIETY.ORG<br /> Honoring the Past,<br /> Celebrating the Present,<br /> Looking to the Future<br /> Board of Directors<br /> July 2015 — July 2016<br /> Officers<br /> James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Executive Chair<br /> Sergio Mariaca, Chair Elect<br /> Anne Holmes, M.S.,CCC, BCBA, Vice Chair, PPA Chair<br /> Joseph P. Joyce, CPCU, CWCA, Treasurer<br /> Lars Perner, Ph.D., Secretary, PSA Chair<br /> Scott Badesch, President/CEO<br /> Board Members<br /> Donna G. Andrus, P.E.<br /> Jon Basinger<br /> Michael J. Brown, Esq.<br /> Denise Sawan Caruso<br /> Catherine Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP<br /> Scott Colclasure, M.D.<br /> Kevin Custer<br /> Andres Filippi<br /> John Hussman, Ph.D.<br /> Lori A. Ireland<br /> Terry Murphy<br /> Ron E. Simmons<br /> Tracey Staley<br /> Richard Wolf<br /> Honorary Board Members<br /> Temple Grandin, Ph.D.<br /> Ruth Christ Sull<a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=1"> AUTISM ADVOCATE FALL/WINTER 2015 VOL. 65 NO. 2 W</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=2"> Board of Directors July 2015 — July 2016 Officers </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=3"> TABLE OF CONTENTS Honoring the Past 6 What Wen</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=4"> Panel of Professional Advisers Ann Holmes, M.S.,</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=5"> Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Looki</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=6"> John Donvan PHOTO: HEIDI GUTMAN Caren Zucker PH</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=7"> newsletters were the sole vehicle of written disc</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=8"> any better at that point, it offered a dramatical</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=9"> the real life challenges of people who were “on t</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=10"> their kids in school realize that it was a previo</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=11"> of us in the middle of the story, right now.” In</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=12"> n n Connie Lapin Dr. Ha</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=13"> of family, friends, staff and others who are </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=14"> n Learned and understood that there is a “code </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=15"> knowledge, just look at the DSM-diagnostic manual</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=16"> n Not being able to accept from professionals </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=17"> Ruth Christ Sullivan Autism Society Founder, </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=18"> but some did take it a little bit more seriously </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=19"> The main thing still left to be done, or one of t</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=20"> Richard Wolf 46th Annual Autism Society Nationa</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=21"> to employment? Waiting for what seems like foreve</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=22"> The dozens of general sessions that filled the bul</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=23"> n David Geslak celebrated the benefits of exer</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=24"> “We no longer feel obligated to be like everyone </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=25"> on dealing with bosses, co-workers and clients; a</a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=26"> Julie Donnelly Speaking for Ourselves Panel </a> <a title="2015_Advocate_Fall-Winter_FINAL page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/074aeba9?page=27"> laughter and moments that provoked tears. 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